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by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 27th February 1962, coat-of-arms adopted 27th September 1962
Red-white, adopted 27.02.1962. Although Bayreuth swallowed Pegnitz and part of Ebermannstadt county it retained its symbols after the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.
Stefan Schwoon, 9 August 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on September 27, 1962. The arms show the eagle of Brandenburg as a symbol of the importance of the Markgraves of Nürnberg, who ruled the largest part of the district until 1791. Markgrave Friedrich of Nürnberg took the eagle in 1415 as his arms, after he acquired Brandenburg. The upper part shows the arms of Bavaria and symbolises the fact that the area around Kemnath belonged to the Wittelsbach family, the Bavarian Royal family.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 11 July 2003